Monday, April 4, 2011

Great Moments in writing reviews of Indie books.........

BigAl's Books and Pals reviews the Greek Seaman by Jacqueline
Howett.  Al thinks maybe the downloadable book had some
 possibilities, but those died for want of an editor/proofreader:

"However, odds of making that final click are slim. One
reason is the spelling and grammar errors, which come so
quickly that, especially in the first several chapters, it’s
difficult to get into the book without being jarred back to
reality as you attempt unraveling what the author meant....
....Reading shouldn’t be that hard."

The author took exception to BigAl's review and then the fun
began.  309 comments followed, most of them advising Ms
Howett a) to get an editor, b) don't respond to negative reviews,
c) learn some manners, and d) they will not be downloading her

A brief sampling:

Jacqueline Howett said...
Well what should I expect of anyone associated to Big ALs snake
pit and rat hole.
You are a big rat and a snake with poisenous venom. Lots of luck
to authors who come here and slip in that!
Look how you are all enjoying it!
I think you should stick to horror books only.
March 28, 2011 11:56 AM
Anonymous said...
The best part is that even your comments, Jacqueline, are full of
misspellings, awkward phrasing, grammatical errors, and typos.
So I'm certain those creep into your writing. And if you didn't
have a good editor (or even an editor at all), then it's not hard
to believe what the reviewer is saying.

It's almost like you're proving Al's point for him just by your
own writing in the comments.
March 28, 2011 12:01 PM
Jacqueline Howett said...
Fuck off!
March 28, 2011 12:03 PM
Thanks Gerard

1 comment:

  1. Jaqueline's problem is that she's presenting her writing as prose. If she called it poetry it would just be normal for it to be ungrammatical and incomprehensible.